Prince of Fire

Prince of Fire

Book - 2005
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Penguin Putnam
Few recent thriller writers have excited the kind of critical praise that Daniel Silva has, with his novels featuring art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon.

Now Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in the hands of terrorists that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history. Hastily recalled home to Israel, drawn once more into the heart of a service he had once forsaken, Gabriel Allon finds himself stalking an elusive master terrorist across a landscape drenched in generations of blood, along a trail that keeps turning in upon itself, until, finally, he can no longer be certain who is stalking whom. And when at last the inevitable showdown comes, it's not Gabriel alone who is threatened with destruction-for it is not his history alone that has been laid bare.

A knife-edged thriller of astonishing intricacy and feeling, filled with exhilarating prose, this is Daniel Silva's finest novel yet.

Baker & Taylor
Recalled to service in Israel after terrorists steal secrets about his past, art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon finds himself stalking an elusive master terrorist in a deadly cat-and-mouse game.

Blackwell North Amer
Gabriel Allon is back in Venice, when a terrible explosion in Rome leads to a disturbing personal revelation: the existence of a dossier in terrorist hands that strips away his secrets, lays bare his history. Hastily recalled home to Israel, drawn once more into the heart of a service he had once forsaken, Allon finds himself stalking an elusive master terrorist across a landscape drenched with generations of blood, the trail turning on itself until, finally, he can no longer be certain who is stalking whom. And when at last the showdown comes, it will not be Gabriel alone who is threatened with destruction - for it is not his history alone that has been laid bare.

Baker
& Taylor

Recalled to service in Israel after terrorists steal secrets about his past, art restorer and sometime spy Gabriel Allon finds himself stalking an elusive master terrorist in a deadly cat-and-mouse game. By the author of The Kill Artist and A Death in Vienna. 250,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Putnam's Sons : Signet, 2005
ISBN: 9780399152436
9780451215734
0399152431
0451215737
Characteristics: 369 p. ; 24 cm

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artnmusic
Nov 26, 2018

This is my 2nd book of his, and it was really good! I could not put it down. I have never been a fan of books that include a lot of actual history (I find it boring) but he has a way of making it interesting. Highly recommend.

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cambridgedon
Mar 26, 2018

This is yet another high class Allon tale and Silva, more so than usual, goes to great lengths to provide historical justification and motivation for his characters' actions. Silva has no problems with having his hero outsmarted by the bad guys but still being able to do the best with the hand he's dealt.

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kmre_37
Nov 17, 2017

Good storyline

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reeread
Sep 17, 2017

Gabriel Allon is feeling the effects of his years of service and faces conflict between his personal and professional life. There is a sense of a changing of the guard in the not too distant future.

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7626dee
Aug 11, 2017

A good offering from Silva, Allon is the best spy character ever developed in fiction.

Well paced and interesting but not his most innovative plot. It ties up previous plot lines and sets a foundation for upcoming novels. Too bad it is so rushed at the end and formulaic, as suggested by rahmmie below.

loowho May 03, 2011

I enjoyed this story in the continuing saga of Gabriel Alon, an Israeli secret service agent/art restorer with a conscience. In this episode, Alon looks back in history to find the mastermind behind several terrorist attacks in Europe.

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rahmmie
Apr 16, 2011

The ending seemed almost rushed, a bit anticlimatic after the rest of the book, but overall it was entertaining

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